Bernie Sanders Is Still Around, Y'all, And He's Being Blunt About Trump: "This Guy's A Fraud"

Submitted by: rumham 8 months ago in News & Politics

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Bernie Sanders is pretty brassy, so real talk coming from him isn't anything new, but for some, hearing a politician break it down to a simple four-word phrase is refreshing.

"The guy's a fraud."

This was Sen. Sanders response to Trump's attempt to dismantle financial regulations enacted following the 2008 financial crisis, on CNN's "State of the Union."

"This guy ran for president of the United States saying, 'I, Donald Trump, I'm going to take on Wall Street. These guys are getting away with murder.' Then suddenly he appoints all these billionaires, his major financial adviser comes from Goldman Sachs, and now he’s going to dismantle legislation that protects consumers."

Unfortunately, Sanders is under the assumption that Trump was actually going to live up to the campaign promises he made to his supporters.
There are 21 comments:
Male 341
Pop Quiz time.

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Male 3,437
mentott510 Ex-term-inate! 
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Male 3,437
I couldn't "feel the Bern" because I'm an Independent...but my father, who was a life long Republican who is no longer a Republican because his concept does not exist any more, said during the Primary's, "Bernie is too extreme to be elected".  The day after the elections he called me to apologize for being wrong...he said "Bernie was totally electable and we should have allowed both extremes into this election".  Here's hoping we make it long enough to get a chance to make that decision again...
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Male 1,249
kalron27 I've seen a few boomers on both sides do this. The logic board in me wants to congratulate them for their awakening but the fury in my really still just hates them. I guess it's great they've come around after nailing the final nail into the coffin but... seriously. Ugh. F them.
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Male 3,437
lalapancakes Don't get me wrong, my father has long abandoned "normal" political thinking, but during the primaries he honestly felt that both Trump and Bernie were not electable...hence the apology.  He would have voted for Bernie in the primary if he had the foresight of what was to come.  In the end, I think he liked Bernie more, he just couldn't wrap his head around the possibilities of such a strong change.  (I miss Obama :( )
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Male 502
Bernie lost all my respect when he traded his campaign for a beach house.  He shoulda sued the DNC!
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Male 7,927
Shelworth That's not what happened.  His wife inherited her father's summer home.  They sold that home for the beach house.  Let's be honest.  Hillary won the Democratic vote.  What could he do?  I wanted him to win believe me.
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Female 4,427
sorry dude.. you were just a little to quick to drop to your knees to suck hillary's ween after it was proven they stole the nomination from you.
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Male 3,409
melcervini kinda like how the repubs are gobbling trumps knob right at this moment
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Female 4,427
rumham they're just desperate to save their sorry asses/jobs.  Fuck them too.
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Male 4,939
melcervini Okay, I'm going to try to erase that mental image just as quickly as I can, before responding. There.

So, the problem is, I don't know that there's much Sanders could've done vis-à-vis Hillary. Had he confronted her more forcefully after the emails came out, I don't think he could've wrested the nomination away from her. She was entrenched.

I think Sanders's thinking was along these lines: "Okay, so they managed to finagle the nomination away from me using the full resources of the Democratic Party machine. Now I need to do everything I can to get out of her way, and even lend her support, because when this failure of a candidate fails--and she will fail--you can be sure the Hillary Clinton camp will do everything they can to blame it on me." And indeed, that's exactly how it played out.

The manipulation on the part of the DNC sucked, but there wasn't a whole lot Sanders could do about it. He was an outsider and they closed ranks against him.
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Female 4,427
squrlz4ever wasn't it illegal?  ONE press conference denouncing them would have done it.  Did he ever say anything about it? at all?  WHY THE HELL NOT? yanno?   He just quietly sank into the background with however many pieces of silver (figurative or literal) and is now popping back up again?
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Male 4,939
melcervini Perhaps I'm missing something, but I don't think anything illegal was done. It was all a matter of dirty political tricks and questionable ethics. For example, in some states' primaries, independent voters had to exchange a Clinton-only ballot for a new one, not offered unless asked, that made voting for Sanders possible. Then there was the broadcast announcement, the evening before the California primary, that the DNC had figured it all out and Hillary Clinton had the nomination all sewn up (she didn't) and that Sanders voters should simply stay home.

In terms of the emails, what was revealed was that all along, the DNC wasn't following its own bylaws, which call for no favoritism of any Democratic candidate during the primary process. At every turn, they were promoting Clinton and kept sending the message, again and again and again, that the Sanders campaign had no chance and had already failed.

Corrupt? Yes. Unethical? Yes? Stupid for the party? Yes again. But not illegal.

Sadly, I don't think a Sanders press conference would have righted things. By the time the emails came out, Clinton had the nomination in hand. She and her team were already floating stories out there portraying Sanders as a sore loser and an egomaniac with no regard for party unity. I can't imagine the shitstorm she and the DNC would have unloaded on him if he had tried to take his case to the general public.

Lastly, I don't think there were any pieces of silver involved. Have you seen Sanders' financial statements? He may be the least wealthy senator in American history; it's almost embarrassing how little he has managed to accrue. Of all the things that motivate Bernie Sanders, clearly money is not high on the list.
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Male 4,152
squrlz4ever And the Democrat party and it's voters have learned nothing, absolutely nothing, still not knowing why Trump won or caring for that matter. It's back to normal for the DNC, MSM and their followers rather than trying to come to grips with the fact that it needs to be blown up and started over. The raw-ass butthurt will continue.
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trimble I agree with you regarding the party leadership and the more partisan, lock-step voters. But don't paint all the people who voted for Hillary Clinton with the same broad brush. A lot of us are absolutely disgusted with the DNC and the party as a whole. Speaking for myself, I voted for Clinton holding my nose. I agree that the DNC is clueless and I find it contemptible how they are looking for an excuse--any excuse--for losing this past November, rather than confronting some hard truths.

Hard Truth #1: If the Democratic Party isn't fighting for the working men and women of this country, it has no reason to exist. When was the last time Hillary Clinton walked a picket line? I'll tell you when: Never.

Hard Truth #2: Waving banners about cultural issues, such as LGBTQ pride, does not give Democratic politicians a free pass to get in bed with major corporations that are screwing over the middle class. When was the last time Hillary Clinton ever refused to do the bidding of a major corporation, particularly if she thought she could get a campaign contribution out of it? I'll tell you when: Never.

Hard Truth #3: Any politician who's made $22 million in speaking fees from banks, law firms, and major corporations has too much baggage to ever run a credible presidential campaign as a Democrat. A Republican might get away with it, but not a Democrat. It just screams hypocrisy. When was the last time a corporation gave a politican $250,000 for a speech and expected nothing in return? I'll tell you when: Never.

End rant.
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Male 7,927
squrlz4ever You said it better than i ever could.
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Male 4,939
normalfreak2 Aww, thanks. Coming from you, that's high praise and I appreciate it.
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Male 6,147
squrlz4ever That earns a few raw peanuts
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Male 3,437
squrlz4ever +1...I bestow upon you many Black Oil Sunflower Seeds of Glory!!!
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Male 4,939
kalron27 Why thank you, good sir. ~commences nomming~ And the crows ask me why I spend so much time hanging out with hoomans!
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Male 6,147
squrlz4ever I ask that of myself daily
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